A J Hartley
I’m sitting in for Misty today (thanks, M!) since I missed my Friday post.
As some of you may know, all five of my novels to date come out as audiobooks today from Audible, including the two fantasy adventures Act of Will and Will Power. One of the many oddities of this sudden audio onslaught is that the actor who was chosen to read the Will books, Jonathan Davis, is an old friend of mine. We met in the mid nineties, while I was working as a dramaturg for Georgia Shakespeare in Atlanta, where he had been working for many summers. We hit it off right away, and not only because he is a remarkably gifted and inventive actor (still the best Bottom I’ve ever seen! [er… note the capital B and think A Midsummer Night’s Dream]). He was also a fantasy fan, and we had many a long [...]
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As I mentioned in last week’s post, I’m teaching a short writing course at my daughters’ school. We had our second session this past Friday night, and, once again, I had my “students” do a couple of writing exercises in class. As I did last week, I did the exercises myself, right along with them, and found to my surprise that I loved the passages I wrote.
There was nothing terribly creative about the exercises I had the class do. Last week we worked on character development; this week we discussed point of view and voice. For the first exercise, I had the class write a scene in which the character they created during last week’s class meets the student him or herself (so when I wrote mine, I had the character I worked on the week before encounter me at a bus stop). I told them to write the [...]
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